A pinch of baking soda eliminates bitterness in this smooth and easy-to-sip tea and it has just the right amount of sugar so it's not overly sweet. —kelseylouise, Taste of Home Community Member
- 2 cups water
- 6 individual black tea bags
- 1/8 teaspoon baking soda
- 2/3 cup sugar
- 6 cups cold water
- In a small saucepan, bring 2 cups of water to a boil. Remove from the heat; add tea bags. Cover and steep for 10 minutes. Discard tea bags.
- Sprinkle baking soda into a 2-qt. pitcher. Transfer tea to pitcher; stir in sugar. Add cold water. Refrigerate until chilled. Yield: 7 servings.
Originally published as Smooth Sweet Tea in Taste of Home's Holiday & Celebrations Cookbook Annual 2013, p202
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